Why does the Brave browser password manager ask for Windows password?

When trying to view saved passwords in Brave Version 1.23.75 it asks for my Windows password (Win 7 Home Pro). After entering it the browser crashes and needs to be restarted. Any ideas??

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I believe it is actually a Chrome authentication check. To me it is a streamlined two factor authentication. I have my Windows set up with a pin, and the installation popup would be ideal opposed to email, text, or authenticating app necessity.

Most browsers only ask for your Windows logon password as security measure when you wish to view a password or download your entire browser password data. This a Windows security feature that’s available to all programs. Its believed that browsers make no other use of one’s Windows logon password.

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Is there anyway to disable that feature as it does nothing but crash the browser?

No. It has no disable function. It is a strong feature to protect passwords. You can change the method of protection in Windows 10 Settings. Chromium will use the method in which you log onto the PC/laptop or onto your phone.

Meaning on Windows 10, you can use Pin, Password, and its 3rd party authenticator app.

But you will be prompted to input when you view passwords–which as noted above, is the only time I ever encounter the prompt.


So how can I stop it from crashing the browser every time it ask for my Win password?